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Category: Environmental Philosophy
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New Research Shows: Organic Farming Can Make an Important Contribution to World Nutrition 16.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A global conversion to organic farming can contribute to a profoundly sustainable food system, provided that it is combined with further measures, specifically with a one-third reduction of animal-based products in the human diet, less concentrated feed and less food waste. At the same time, this type of food system has extremely positive ecological effects, i.e. considerable reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – and does not lead to increased land use, despite lower agricultural yields. These are the findings of a new study, which included the Vienna-based Department of Social Ecology among its contributors. Results have recently been published in “Nature Communications”.   
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The West, when women are telling the story 13.11.2017 Current Issue
Do women write differently about wilderness?
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Cost to enter National Parks will more then double, as land around them gets leased for oil and gas 27.10.2017 TreeHugger
Teddy Roosevelt would not approve.
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Vegan fashion is not always eco-friendly 18.10.2017 TreeHugger
There's a tendency for shoppers to assume 'vegan' covers all their ethical bases, but it's more complicated than that.
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Italian fashion house Gucci to stop using fur 12.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Vivienne Westwood showers once a week 3.10.2017 TreeHugger
The 76-year-old fashion designer said washing less is the key to her youthful looks.
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This Newfoundlander wants kale, not cod 29.9.2017 TreeHugger
Jackson McLean is the face of a new vegan food movement on this remote Canadian island that's long been defined by fishing.
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What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free makeup? 13.9.2017 TreeHugger
The terms are used interchangeably, but mean different things.
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Moby, Russell Simmons And Others Speak Out On An Issue That Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"Going vegan was the most important lifestyle change I made."
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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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Utah's Ag Gag Law Is Declared Unconstitutional 16.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In a major victory for animals and supporters of free speech, a federal  judge  has ruled that Utah's law making it illegal to film what happens at farms and slaughterhouses is  unconstitutional . These laws -- which have become known as ag gag laws -- are blatant attempts to hide what's happening on farms and criminalize  anyone  who attempts to bring the truth to light. They started popping up in the early 1990s, when North Dakota, Kansas and Montana all passed legislation that make it illegal to enter facilities that are closed to the public, or to take photographs, or audio and video recordings. Since then, attempts to pass similar laws have been tried and defeated in a number of  states , but a few have unfortunately succeeded in passing various versions of them. Utah's ag gag law was passed in 2012, which made it illegal to record an agricultural operation while trespassing or entering the premises on false pretenses, whether it was an activist,  undercover investigator  or journalist, and it would ...
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PETA welcomes NGT ruling banning Chinese ‘manja’ for kites 12.7.2017 National News – The Navhind Times
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal’s ruling banning Chinese ‘manja’ – the string used to fly kites – is a “lifesaving” step, animal rights body People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Tuesday said. The NGT Tuesday ruled that there will be a complete ban on the chinese manja strings or any synthetic material ...
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This NYC Circus Bill Has The Meat Industry Scared 6.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The meat industry is sounding the alarm. Following New York City’s historic vote to ban the use of wild animals in circuses
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Protesters descend on Hamburg demanding substantial change from G20 6.7.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Colourful posters, banners, and flags line the streets around Hamburg's exhibition grounds. "NO G20." "Planet Earth First!" "Refugees Welcome." Thousands of protesters from around the world have descended onto Germany's second-largest city to make one thing clear: things have got to change. Unless you've slept through the last decade, you can't be surprised at this outrage. Economic inequality is getting more and more out of hand -- just eight men now own as much wealth as half of the world . The world is on track for a brutal 3 degrees Celsius of warming. Millions are at risk of starvation, as conflicts in Yemen and South Sudan go unabated. The response from the world's richest nations to all of this has so far been maddeningly underwhelming. Far from strengthening the Paris Agreement, the American president, Donald Trump, took an axe to it. His stubbornness has now opened the door for other nations to look for ways to back out of their own commitments. The G20 has to hold the line and refuse to give ...
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The NYC Circus Ban Is Just The Beginning 22.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
They said it would never happen. Elephants, tigers, and other wild animals would always be forced to perform for our entertainment, we were told. It has been this way for thousands of years, after all. And yet here we are. In a decisive vote of 43 to 6, the New York City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, joining the ranks of countless countries, states, and municipalities that have prohibited the practice. Of course, this is not just any city joining the movement against wild animal acts. This is New York City, the most influential city in the world -- a harbinger of global trends. This is huge deal. In fact, it is much bigger than a ban of wild animal acts in circuses. This is the beginning of the end of a vastly larger moral abomination: The use and abuse of all animals. Both the New York Daily News and the New York Post agree: The momentum of the animal rights movement is not going to stop with wild animal acts. In a few short years, they may “free wild animals from ...
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Welcome to the Lush Cosmetics factory! 9.6.2017 TreeHugger
Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how this innovative company makes its fascinating, mostly package-free beauty products.
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Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva speak today at Tommy Douglas Institute 31.5.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva speak today at Tommy Douglas Institute
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Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva connect climate and social justice 25.5.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Resh Budhu The Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College invites educational communities and wider communities to explore progressive ideas and critical perspectives on educating and organizing for change in the 21st century. Now, in its fifth year, we focus on the single most important issue of our time, the environment -- and the need to connect climate justice to social justice. On Wednesday May 31, environmental justice activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva will speak on this year's theme, Social Justice = Environmental Justice: Rethink! Reclaim! Respect! It's 2017 and eight billionaires own as much wealth as the world's bottom 50 per cent and two-thirds of wildlife will disappear by 2020. Winters have never been warmer and precarious jobs, divisive politics, gender-based violence and urban poverty continue to thrive. More people are being displaced by war and want, while once immortal icebergs melt into the oceans. Are they connected? Of course they are. As Clayton Thomas-Müller ...
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Animal rights activists rejoice that Ringling Bros. circus is now history 24.5.2017 TreeHugger
After 146 years of performing, the public no longer wants to watch animal entertainment acts.
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Woman acquitted for giving water to pigs on their way to slaughter 5.5.2017 TreeHugger
Anita Krajnc will not be fined or face jail time for her "act of compassion" toward animals.
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